The only rules-of-thumb compendium for boaters, updated with 45 new entries to delight, entertain, and most importantly, inform. These are tried and tested rules of thumb--the distilled essence of centuries of seafaring experience--providing succinct answers to the questions most-asked by boaters.
"The perfect, practical gift to give or receive" -- The Ensign". . . reads like a lively conversation with a friendly, seasoned pro" -- Lakeland Boating"All in all it is refreshing, and it is often a giggle. But most importantly, it is always helpful--very helpful" -- SA Boating.
About the Book: A concise, alphabetically organized reference for sailors and boaters. New edition includes over 460 concise entries on diverse topics such as: hull thickness, estimating distance, anchoring rights, making a rum punch, stability as assessed by roll times, and hallucinations, occurrence of. This updated to provide a new generation of boaters with an instant reference like none other. This is either the most useful boating book ever designed to entertain, or the most entertaining book ever designed to be useful. . Features: Unusual, engaging, and practical collection of information not found anywhere else. Format is concise and trim, and packs well aboard, as a print book or ebook. Alphabetic organization makes navigation easy, as does the exhaustive index. Wit and wisdom of some of the entries ("Fear, Widespread Occurrence of" and "Useless Articles on a Boat, the Three or Four Most") combines nicely with practical emphasis on others ("Fiberglass, Drawbacks of,")Comprehensive appendix of useful forms, tables, and measurements (tank capacity, rope strength, power of attorney for a cruising couple)Includes Vigor's now, well-known and often referenced "Black-Box Theory".